i am 62 yrs.good health.the only prob is seasonal asthma -breathing n respiratory probs.previously i took seroflow.now the doctor sujjests me formonide 200-combination of budesonide and formoterol fumarate inhaler.is there any side effect?is it good for long term asthma care n

Question (Posted on :  06 Dec 2008 )


i am 62 yrs.good health.the only prob is seasonal asthma -breathing n respiratory probs.previously i took seroflow.now the doctor sujjests me formonide 200-combination of budesonide and formoterol fumarate inhaler.is there any side effect?is it good for long term asthma care n treatment?pls help.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 06 Dec 2008 )


Bronchial hyper-reactivity and asthma are treated with inhaled corticosteroids. These medicines are life saving and have to be used. However taking steroids for a long time can cause side effects such as infections, weight gain, osteroporosis etc., if you are on steroid treatment please monitor for these side effects.



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